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The Best DIY Slime Recipes

Posted by  ·  January 13, 2019  ·  Last Updated: January 13, 2019

Are you kids in the middle of a slime craze? Everywhere I look I see kids posting about making cool homemade slime recipes.  So here are some of the best DIY slime recipes I could find for you to try!  These recipes are sure to provide your kids with happy hours of slime making fun!

Grab a bottle of glue and get ready for fun. From a fluffy slime recipe to the Newtonian fluid called oobleck one thing is for sure kids love squishy stuff.  Most of these recipes don’t use borax powder as the activator.  Most people feel that contact lens solution is a somewhat safer alternative borax solution even though it does have boric acid. Just be sure to wash hands after playing with these slime recipes.

Slime Recipes

Our favorite of all the slime recipes is our fluffy slime recipe. This fluffy slime recipe is easy and fun to make! No borax and made with contact solution and shaving cream. Believe me after two gallons of glue my daughter has some tips to share! We show you exactly how to make slime!

kids playing with slime

I personally prefer this two-ingredient slime. Some people call it Gak.   It couldn’t be any easier. Just mix liquid starch and white glue together. You might not know it but liquid starch can also make awesome DIY marbelized paper.

how to make gak (borax free)


How to Make Clear SlimeYou can make this super cool clear slime without borax. So clear you can see through it. It is perfectly transparent slime! What you see in the photo are only air bubbles.

clear slime


DIY Galaxy Slime– These colors lend itself to the imagination! Your kids will love seeing the colors move while they play with it.

Unicorn Poop Slime– No matter how gross, silly or funny it is, the fact is making rainbow anything is awesome, so I am happy to find this recipe for your enjoyment.

DIY Gold Slime– Use just three ingredients to make this gorgeous golden slime, the kids will play with this for hours.

How to make butter slime (with 3 ingredients). If you are wondering how to make butter slime you have come to the right place! 

easy three ingredient butter slime

Glow In Dark Slime Recipes

Glow in the Dark Slime– Glow in the dark slime is the perfect cool and fun activity. We are loving things that glow! 

Glowing Rainbow Slime– Fluorescent paint makes bright colors that glow in the dark! Totally amazing.

Glow In Dark Stars Space SlimeWe added a bunch of glow in the dark stars to add to the fun! We played in a dark room with it!

 Science Inspired Slime

DIY Mood Change Slime Recipe– Combine mood ring science and slime in this fun and easy color change chemistry project.

Magnetic Slime Recipe– Take slime play to a whole new level with this amazing magnetic slime.  This recipe only takes five minutes to make and requires just a few materials, making it an easy way to WOW the kids!

DIY Bubbling Slime– This gooey bubbling slime will bubble for hours, even entertaining the pickiest of kids.

Multi-Colored Slime

Glitter slime is a sure way to wow your friends and it is really simple to make. You can make glitter slime in so many colors. Use a basic recipe and glitter glue to make it super easy.

DIY Rainbow Slime– Make the most amazing Rainbow Slime, simply take the time to create other colors then combine to make something really colorful and fun. You can create this rainbow slime quite easily.

DIY Sunset Slime–  We made some small batches of slime and tinted them the colors of the most beautiful sunsets we’ve seen.  Pink and purple, mixed with blue and orange and yellow.  And then let the sunset mixing fun begin!

DIY Spaghetti Slime– Make spaghetti slime and your kids will have a blast playing with it. These are the best couple of dollars you will ever spent!

DIY Sensory Slime

Polka Dot Slime– For those of you with older children, here’s how to make your very own batch of ULTRA fun Polka Dot Slime

Fish In A Bag Slime– Here is how you can make your own cute slime fish in a bag.  Give this a shot- the kids will love it for summer vacation.

Fluffy SlimeBecause of the shaving cream, this fluffy slime has a nice scent and leaves your hands feeling soft and conditioned!

Don’t have a glue bottle? Learn how to make slime without glue or borax.  It only takes two ingredients you probably already have at home.  Two Ingredient Slime Without Glue. This is a super simple glue free slime recipe! You only need two ingredients. We don’t use shaving cream or baking soda like traditional slime recipes.

how to make slime without glue

Here are our best tips and tricks on how to make slime-less sticky! Usually just add more contact solution and this will do the trick, but we have some other ideas.

less sticky slime

Slime Tips & Tricks to make your slime recipes turn out great!

  • Add food coloring to the water, glue or glue and water mixture to help mix it in easily.
  • Start small! A 1/2 cup of glue makes a lot of slime so we typically always start with 1/4 cup glue.
  • We have found not all white glue is created equally. Some off brands don’t produce that great of slime.
  • If one of your slime recipes calls for sodium tetraborate, that is the fancy word for Borax.


If you kids like making stuff they will also love kinetic sand. Yes, you can make it yourself!

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  1. Lea Lea
    Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
    awesome thanks for the recipes!
  2. rashi jain
    Friday, July 6th, 2018
    Thank you so much sharing this information. it was really very helpful.the blog has lot of creative ideas.please keep sharing your thoughts more.
  3. Bella Louisa Carter
    Sunday, March 25th, 2018
    I want SLIME!
  4. Monday, May 22nd, 2017
    Wow! I am so amazed how easy and cool these slimes come out to be!
    • Bella Louisa Carter
      Sunday, March 25th, 2018
      I know right?
    • Lea Lea
      Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
      me too!!!!!